Prof. Barry Barish (California Institution of Technology)
Results from LIGO- Barry Barish, Caltech
The recent observation in LIGO of gravitational waves from Black Hole binary mergers represents the beginning of a new way to study the universe. Prospects for detecting other gravitational wave sources and prospects for multi-messenger astronomy will be discussed.
Dr Marco Ajello (Clemson University)
Results from Fermi - Marco Ajello, Clemson
Dr Nigel Lockyer (FNAL)
The Fermilab Neutrino Program- Nigel Lockyer, Fermilab
Particle Physics is one of the most basic of curiosity driven sciences. Collecting the global community together worldwide to begin the process of having a truly worldwide plan for large particle physics facilities is underway. The field of Particle Physics has always been international as evidenced by Tevatron collider at Fermilab, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the bottom quark...
Chad Finley (Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University)
IceCube results- Chad Finley, Stockholm
With one cubic kilometer of instrumented ice beneath the South Pole, IceCube enables the study of a wide range of phenomena including neutrino astronomy, dark matter searches, neutrino oscillations, and cosmic ray physics. Four years ago IceCube announced the first observations of the long-anticipated flux of high energy neutrinos from deep space. The neutrino energies are up to 100 million...
Dr Jamie Holder (University of Delaware)
IACT: present & future- Jamie Holder, Delaware
The current generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope arrays have been operating for over a decade, and have succeeded in measuring the high energy emission from almost 200 sources. These observations probe the mechanisms of particle acceleration in a wide variety of extreme environments, and over a huge range of spatial scales - from pulsar magnetospheres to the jets of...
Prof. Keith Olive (University of Minnesota)
The current status of supersymmetric models of dark matter is reviewed. Prior to Run I at the LHC, there were great expectations for the discovery of supersymmetry at the LHC and dark matter in direct detection experiments. Unfortunately, there was no sign of supersymmetry in Run I (or Run II so far), nor any direct detection signal. I concentrate on models of supersymmetry inspired by...
Mr Marek Kowalski (Humboldt University)
Science potential of IceCube-Gen2- Marek Kowalski, Zeuthen
I will discuss science and status of the IceCube-Gen2 project.
Prof. John Beacom (Ohio State University)
Neutrinos from Supernovae- John Beacom, Ohio State
What is required to develop the full potential of neutrino astronomy? Robust detections, spanning a variety of energies and sources. Interdisciplinary work to define theoretical predictions. And careful comparisons of experiment and theory to develop new conclusions about astrophysical sources and neutrinos themselves. Supernova neutrinos must be part of this program. I will describe the...
Prof. Patrick Huber (Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech)
Status of Sterile Neutrinos- Patrick Huber, Virginia Tech
Dr Valerio Verzi (Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare)
High-Energy Cosmic Rays - Valerio Verzi, INFN Roma
Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays are charged particles of energies above 10^18 eV that originate outside of the Galaxy. Their very small flux is detected by the two giant experiments, the Pierre Auger Observatory and Telescope Array, which extend over areas of 3000 km^2 in the southern hemisphere and 700 km^2 in northern one, respectively. I will review the observational results reported by...
Dr Kohta Murase (Penn State)
Non-Thermal Sources in the Universe- Kohta Murase, Penn State
Starburst galaxies and galaxy clusters/groups serve as the storage rooms of cosmic rays. It was theoretically predicted that such cosmic-ray reservoirs are promising sources of neutrinos and gamma rays. The models are indeed consistent with the high-energy neutrino data measured by IceCube, and that they could give a convergence picture of neutrinos, gamma rays and ultrahigh-energy cosmic...
Dr Walter Winter (DESY)
Multi-Messenger Particle Astrophysics- Walter Winter, Zeuthen
I illustrate different techniques used in multi-messenger particle astrophysics relevant for the identification of the origin of the observed high-energy neutrinos, and their major challenges. These techniques range from generic approaches (such as the relationship between the diffuse gamma-ray and neutrino backgrounds if produced in the same interaction chain), over the secondary production...
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory is an all-sky surveying instrument that covers 2/3 of the sky in 24 hours. It is located in Sierra Negra, Mexico at an elevation of 4,100 m, and was inaugurated in March 2015. In addition to providing continuous sky coverage for transient events with a >95% duty cycle, HAWC is also well suited to measure extended and large-scale...
Keith Bechtol (LSST)
Optical surveys and particle astrophysics: prospects in the LSST era- Keith Bechtol, LSST
Steady advances in telescope and camera technology have allowed us to explore the night sky deeper, wider, and faster with each new generation of instruments. The next major experiment in this endeavor is the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), now under construction in Chile, with first light scheduled in 2020. LSST will catalog more stars and galaxies than all previous astronomical...
Anna Franckowiak (DESY)
Neutrino Astronomy of Transient Signals- Anna Franckowiak, DESY
The recent discovery of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos has opened a new window to the Universe. However, the sources of those neutrinos are still unknown. Many of the plausible candidates are of transient nature, such as gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, tidal disruption events and flares of active galactic nuclei. Combining neutrino data with electromagnetic (EM) measurements in a...